Underground Railroad was a series of safe houses and
"conductors" who helped slaves escape from slavery to the
North or to abolitionists in the South. These links tell you
more about this famous "railroad."
The Underground Railroad: Cloaked Gateway to Freedom
The Underground Railroad is a catch-all term that refers to any of a large number of methods that American slaves and those sympathetic to them used to help those enslaved in their flights to freedom before and during the American Civil War.
Huge list of sites that were "stops" on the famous road to
Large number of primary sources
She was known as the "Moses" of her people. Learn more about the famous woman.
Bittersweet Journey on the American
A modern reporter follows in the footsteps of those
Usual excellent examination of this inspiring route to
Retracing of the Underground
National Geographic offers this interactive look at the
hardships faced by the Railroad's "passengers."
Railroad Escape Routes
See how Harriet Tubman and others led their people to
Railroad: The True Story of Josiah
Read all about the man who is thought to have been the
inspiration for the famous anti-slavery book Uncle Tom's
It's hard to imagine that people did these things to each
other, but different times allowed different ideals.
of the American Civil
Follow the American Civil War, from its causes to its
conclusion. Key people and events are highlighted along the
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